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Double IPA - Hangar 24 Brewery

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Double IPADouble IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hangar 24 Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 06-08-2010)
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mrelizabeth

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had on-tap at local habit.

a- screams ipa. more translucent gold with just a touch of amber at it's deepest point in the glass. decent head.

s- slightly muted hops. doesn't set off your ibu sensor, but does hint at a medley of hops.

t- and that hops medley works well together. they've done a great job balancing out the malts and hops. very, very drinkable with or without food. not going to wreck your palate, not going to leave you wanting more bitterness.

o- will happily drink this anytime. a solid double ipa. doesn't try to make you suffer, and doesn't have a clever name. just delivers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2012 21:38:04 | More by mrelizabeth
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-27-2012 07:15:33 | More by drewone
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outlaw1323

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-22-2012 22:49:36 | More by outlaw1323
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-19-2012 15:01:46 | More by drummermattie02
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jds8411

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-17-2012 05:32:35 | More by jds8411
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iskeptopotamus

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-15-2012 03:06:19 | More by iskeptopotamus
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noahfree

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from bevmo $5.99, no date.
Pours cloudy orange with great big chunks of yeast.
Smells great; apricots, honey, and grapefruit.
Tastes amazing, just like the nose with a little alcohol aftertaste. Not bad,I actually like it. Very much like old school Mongo before Port ruined it.
Highly recommended, buy it if you can get it.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 06:45:50 | More by noahfree
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DM1293

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Taste - Hops on the front and ride hard, but on the backswing, it really pulls back and the sweeter, citrusy-honey notes come forward. They said they used orange-blossom honey, and it does show up on the finish.

Overall - Impressive. The Double IPA, to me, isn't really THAT much different than a regular IPA...but in this category, I do say this is now the top beer I like. The sweet aftertaste really does wonders for enjoying the beer for me, and because its a honey-taste, it works with the citrusy notes of the hops.

Enjoy in moderation, because the taste does not indicate a 9.00% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 02:20:50 | More by DM1293
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kojevergas

Texas

3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a N'Ice Chouffe beer stemflute in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor; I didn't anticipate any carbonation issues.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of white colour, fair cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Colour is a transparent copper. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Clean and pleasantly hoppy. More floral hops than bittering; mainly citra. Some light orange peel, but not as much as would be expected from say a standard hefeweizen. A mild strength aroma. No alcohol comes through.

T: Hoppy but imbalanced, with bitterness coming through in the third act. Honey helps cover the bitterness on the climax, along with the clean full bodied malts - which is a pleasant touch but just isn't enough. Some grapefruit adds complexity but also a strange balance. Some pine. It does have a lovely citrus undertone that really complements the hops well. No alcohol comes through. The honey was a good call. Decently balanced and pretty well built for the style.

Mf: Smooth and fairly wet, suiting the flavours pretty well. A biteen coarse and dry from the untamed hops. A touch too thick as well. Adequately carbonated.

Dr: Drinkable for the ABV and style, but not exemplary. Decently priced. The ABV is very well hidden. I like it generally, but there are far better double IPAs to be had. The untamed bitterness is its biggest problem. I wouldn't have this again, except maybe on draught. Will satsify fans of the style.

C+

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 07:38:50 | More by kojevergas
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leodarko

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-03-2012 20:03:43 | More by leodarko
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Mark000

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-17-2012 17:36:08 | More by Mark000
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mindspin315

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Three finger sized off white head. Lacing all over the glass, very hazy, and a murky yellow body.

Pineapple, pine, orange, grapefruit, sweet malts, and a light floral aroma. The Simcoe is a giving off a very strong presence here.

Sweet pine flavor, citrus fruits, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, and pine. Nice dry finish with a mild lingering hop bitterness. Some spice on the palate as well, which to me is a negative aspect here. I do enjoy hop and yeast spice but this feels slightly out of place. Medium body with a touch of sweetness that seems to be more from the malts than the honey. The honey might be smoothing out some aspects but overall it doesn't seem to be a huge factor.

A pretty standard DIPA, but well executed. Nothing here that is gonna blow your mind, but certainly this is an enjoyable beer. No complaints, but I can think of plenty of other DIPA's I would pick over this one.

[85/100]

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 06:26:05 | More by mindspin315
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Murrhey

Montana

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap as part of a flight at the Bruery Provisions. Poured in a 5 oz tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Light, watery white head. Orangish color and cloudy.

S- Very floral and fruity. The smell was wonderful and had notes of papaya and other tropical fruits. Best part of the beer.

T- Bitter and it loses much of the flavor in the nose. But booziness and acidity don't ruin the flavor entirely. Average.

M- Light bodied but some fizzy carbonation.

O- Fails to capitalize on the smell, which is top notch. Otherwise a very average beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 07:09:36 | More by Murrhey
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange coloured body, with a generous retained cloud of a head. Great fruit aroma, orange and tropical. Tremendous flavour, and gets better as it goes, great with several courses of my dinner, complementing the fish, the veal, bread, soup. Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and tropical. tremendous DIPA without the full frontal assault on the palate. Very smooth. I would have this again and soon. This bottle alone worth the baggage check-in loading up on bottles from my recent LA trip.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:29:18 | More by Sammy
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber with no bottle date. Poured this one into The Bruery snifter (RIP), both thanks to beerman4!

A: Pours a cloudy, unfiltered orange color. A finger plus of fluffy white head. Not a lot of lacing or alcohol feet.

S: Lots of orange and citrus notes. A little bit of grapefruit. And definitely the normal DIPA malt backing.

T: Actually tastes more like a single IPA. You get some hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. But yes, the sweet malt balance of the DIPA comes through in the middle. Close is actually sweet and not overly bitter. It's actually a really pleasant for a DIPA.

M: Medium bodied.

O: B+

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 15:44:23 | More by inlimbo77
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davidbowers13

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-06-2012 01:06:06 | More by davidbowers13
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DarthKostrizer

California

2.3/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ Hangar 24

Look: Orange and semi translucent with a 1/4 inch head and ok retention

Smell: Tropical fruits upfront with a touch of caramel malt

Taste: The flavor for me did not work at all. The beer has a medicinal grapefruit character to it with some citrus behind that with a pretty big malty backbone

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation

Overall: This beer just did not work at all for me probably Hangar's worst offering

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 19:50:06 | More by DarthKostrizer
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to breaks808 for hooking me up with this one. Cheers!

Medium orange, slightly hazy with a one finger head that leaves light lacing. Pretty good head retention for the abv.

The aroma is very light and only when the beer gets to be pretty warm does it release some pineapple. Juicy citrus flavor that is quickly overtaken by an aggressive bitterness. Very peppery and sharp. The components of a nice dipa are there, but they seem to get in each others way.

Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Nice body for the 9% abv.

Some potential here, but I think this brew needs some tweaking to keep up with the tough competition in this area.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 13:49:22 | More by CliffBrake
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-05-2012 03:07:24 | More by eerbayman
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CEnterPound

California

3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy burnt orange with 2 fingers of beige head that sticks around a looong time. Minimal lacing.

S - Lots of citrusy hops on this one. Grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, a touch of grass in there as well. Malt is present, but definitely not anywhere near the hops. Really nice smelling beer.

T - First sip is of nothing but bubblegum. Further sips bring on more of the bubblegum, and also a bit citrus and a good amount of alcohol. Not what I was expecting at all.

M - Light bodied and good carbonation. Leaves your mouth nice and dry.

O - A decent DIPA. The bubblegum taste is kinda off-putting for me, but the beer behind that is a nice one.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 20:14:13 | More by CEnterPound
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-29-2012 18:42:06 | More by wagenvolks
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sponger

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

01-29-2012 05:38:19 | More by sponger
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Hophead22

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-27-2012 17:03:34 | More by Hophead22
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Wowcoolman

California

4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Hangar 24 pint glass at Steingarten LA. Orange color with an ample white head that holds on. The aroma is a mix of citrus, tropical, with some cotton candy thrown in as well as some fresh bread notes. The taste follows this theme- this is one highly drinkable brew with only a slight bitter character. Orange Blossom Honey is used in the recipe to give the malt backbone a gentle push in the sweet direction. Citra, Simcoe, Columbus, and Centennial hops are used, making the beer quite aromatic and floral.
This beer will start making appearances in bottles soon. That's good news for beer fans and another great addition to the Southern California IPA style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 07:27:43 | More by Wowcoolman
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ales4baldo

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-24-2012 03:47:55 | More by ales4baldo
Double IPA from Hangar 24 Brewery
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